Jobs at RCP

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) employs over 400 staff in a huge variety of roles including: academic, research, management and much more.

We offer a range of excellent benefits including:

  • generous annual leave
  • a first-class pension scheme
  • a 35-hour working week
  • season ticket loans (after probation)
  • professional development opportunities
  • a range of family friendly benefits.

In the 2014 Times Best Companies Survey, the RCP received 'one to watch' status.

About the RCP’s application process

To apply for a job, select the vacancy and click the 'apply' link. Download the job description before you click 'apply' as you will require this for your personal statement. Ensure that you save all changes in your document every 15 minutes to avoid the page timing out and losing what has been submitted so far.

It is important to remember that majority of our vacancies do not require a CV, therefore all the information which you supply in the application is what managers will be using to shortlist.

Completing the application
Please read the questions on the application and these notes carefully. It is important that you fill in all applicable parts of the form otherwise you will not have the opportunity to progress to the next question.

The job description gives details of the key duties and responsibilities that relate to the job. The person specification states the minimum skills, knowledge and experience required to be selected for interview. It is important to refer to the person specification when completing the personal statement section of the application.

Shortlisting process
The shortlisting panel will expect to see relevant examples of how you meet the essential requirements contained in the person specification. Your examples can be from previous jobs, hobbies, home, education or anywhere else that is applicable. If examples are not provided, your application is likely to be insufficient to be shortlisted for interview.

Eligibility to work in the UK
The RCP will only recruit someone who fulfils the legal requirements of eligibility to work in the UK.

Please give details of two people (not related to you) who can give a reference. One of these must be your current or most recent employer, and both referees should be work or study related. We will only contact referees if a position has been offered and we will only make the offer subject to the receipt of references, which are satisfactory to the RCP.

Equality and diversity policy
The RCP has a commitment to ensuring that staff are appointed, retained and promoted on the basis of merit. The RCP is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

Please complete the diversity section when creating an account, as this enables us to see what is happening in practice, to assess the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policy and to set any targets for improvements. The information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used for equality monitoring and will not be seen by the recruiting manager.

Data protection act
Your application will be handled in accordance with the data protection act. It is important that you are aware that your account and any applications submitted will be stored on this database for 180 days from the last account activity.